• Sunrise over the Fort George River in the Timucuan Preserve.


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History of Fort Caroline

Choose a link to learn more about the history of Fort Caroline:

Timucua Indians

A Foothold in Florida

Explorers and Settlers of la Caroline

Settlement and Conflict - Spain and France in Florida

The End of the Colony

Chronology of Fort Caroline

Overview of history, French translation - L'histoire du fort

"Fort Caroline" - Students explore one of the first French settlements of the New World. (YouTube - you are leaving the NPS website.)

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Did You Know?

Pareja's Confessionario

The first translation of a Native American language into a European language – Timucuan to Spanish - occurred on lands within the Timucuan Preserve in the late 1500s. Fray Francisco Pareja did this translation at the Catholic mission of San Juan del Puerto on present day Ft. George Island. More...